TOP student Katy Greene’s GCSE results at The Regis School have put her on track to help to save lives.
Katy achieved seven A* grades in maths, biology, chemistry, physics, English language, history and English literature as well as 2 As in PE and French at the Bognor Regis school.
She said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic. I wasn’t expecting those results. I was really, really worried about them.
“I put so much hard work into the exams and it has really paid off.”
She is taking four A-levels in the school’s sixth form and intends to study medicine at university on her way to becoming a doctor.
“It is something I’ve always wanted to do. I have a real passion for the sciences,” she said, “ and to combine that with the humanities will be amazing.”
Katy was among a series of outstanding achievements at the school which achieved its best grades in its history.
The best 11 pupils accumulated an outstanding 76 A* and A grades.
They helped to push up the number of students who achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths by an impressive ten per cent on last year to 47 per cent.
Principal Mike Garlick said: “These results demonstrate a very encouraging increase and are the highest results this school, or its predecessor, have achieved.
“I would like to congratulate our students and staff on their hard work which comes on top of our strongest-ever A-level results last week.
“These results are evidence of the good progress the school is making which we will build upon in the coming years.”
The school’s top students also included Reece Mears, 16, with six A* grades in maths, French, biology, chemistry, physics and English language, two As in history and English Literature and a C.
He said: “I’m really happy about these and delighted with the A*s.
They are in all the subjects I am doing for A-level next year.
“Hopefully, that’s a good omen for those exams as well.”
He is going into the school’s sixth form to take his A-levels and complete an extended project qualification in maths.
He hoped they would take him to university where he said he would decide on his future career.
Terry Cobb, 16, gained an A* in maths and five As in biology, chemistry, physics, history and English literature as well as two Bs and a C.
“I’m surprised with a lot of the results,” he said. “I was not expecting them. I worked hard in the last few months and it’s nice to see it has paid off.
“The real surprise is about A* maths. I wasn’t totally confident when I came out of the exam.”
He is staying at the school to take four A-levels on his way to a degree in a business-related subject.
He praised the effect of the present school, opened four years ago, on the students’ learning and the teaching.
He said: “It definitely helps. It’s a more modern environment and it’s got a nicer feeling than the old school.
“There’s also a new structure to the school and it helps students to do their best.”
Ben Elliott, 16, echoed those comments. “People want to learn here and they enjoy it,” he said. “They respond to being here a lot more than than the old school.
“It gives them the motivation to learn and I’m sure the teachers feel the same and enjoy being here.”
Ben achieved an A* in maths and As in geography, biology, chemistry and physics along with three Cs. He also received three Distinction* in Btec vocational subjects.
“I’m over the moon about the A* and I’m not complaining about the A grades either,” he said.
He is also staying at the school to study for A-levels as well as an extended project qualification in biology which will focus on work to find a cure for cancer.
The school’s other top students were Lucy Stubbings with four A* and five As, Toby Robinson three A* and 5As, Abbie Penegar with two A* and three As, Rhodelle Ingham with one A* and six As, Lucie Harwood with one 1A* and five As and Hannah Berry with one A* and three As.